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Academic minor in mathematics

Students must complete 15 credits of non-introductory and upper division level course work in mathematics. More specifically:

  1. Requirement if Math 243 is not required for your major.
  • Math 243 or Math 253A, and complete 12 credits in mathematics courses numbered above 300, which must include:
  • 3 credit hours in writing-intensive mathematics courses
  • 6 credit hours in courses 400 or above (excluding 480)
  1. Requirement if Math 243 is required but Math 244 is not required for your major and you did not take Math 253A.
  • Math 244, and complete 12 credits in mathematics courses numbered above 300, which must include:
  • 3 credit hours in writing-intensive mathematics courses
  • 6 credit hours in courses 400 or above (excluding 480)
  1. Requirement if Math 244 is required for your major or if you took Math 253A for your major requirement.
  • Complete 15 credits in mathematics courses numbered above 300, which must include:
  • 3 credit hours in writing-intensive mathematics courses
  • 6 credit hours in courses 400 or above (excluding 480)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • All required courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Courses used to fulfill core or major requirements cannot be counted for the minor. Exceptions are:
  • Engineering students may count their Engineering mathematics electives and technical elective (if taken in mathematics) and Math 302 and 307 towards a minor in mathematics.
  • BS Physics, BA Physics, and BS Astrophysics students may count their Math 307 or 311 major requirement towards a minor in mathematics.
  • The writing intensive courses are Math 311, 321, 412, 413, 420, 431, and 432.
  • The requirements include work at the senior level and allow the choice of specific courses which best complement work in the student’s major field. Students who are interested in minoring in mathematics are urged to consult a departmental adviser early in their academic career.
  • Prior to graduation (at least one semester in advance), a Certification of Academic Minor form should be completed in consultation with a departmental adviser.